Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
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Modern and mythical worlds collide in this thunderous fantasy-adventure starring Pierce Brosnan, Kevin McKidd and Uma Thurman as you’ve never seen them before! Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager...he’s just learned he’s the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus’ lightning bolt – the most powerful weapon ever created! With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt and prevent a war amongst the gods that could destroy our world!
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Now that that is out of the way … the movies (this one and the second) are just okay. If you don't expect them to resemble the book, your experience of them will be more enjoyable. When he saw both of them, my son commented how they are nothing like the books but that was okay. He had an easier time letting go of that fact than I did. Don't get me wrong, I do like movies that are different than their book counterparts. Both of the Hobbit movies are vastly different than the book, but I enjoyed those movies more than these adaptations. The young actors do their best and the support cast also does a fine job. The first movie, The Lightning Thief, is more enjoyable to me than The Sea of Monsters. I found the first movie introduced the characters and seemed more cohesive. The second movie, The Sea of Monsters, was very choppy. It abbreviated too much of the story. So much so, that you lost the edginess that is so well conveyed throughout the book.
If I had to sum my estimation of both of the movies, it would center of that fact for me: the movies lose the tension to experience in the books. Perhaps, if the movies captured more of that bit of the storyline I would have enjoyed The Lightning Thief (and The Sea of Monsters) more.
So, would I say not to see this movie (or the second installation)? No, of course not. See what you think. You may be, like my son, able to let go of your expectations and enjoy them for what they are.
To make this even more humorous, the underworld (hell) is located in Hollywood! Hmm, what message does that give that give to audience? Obviously someone is trying to put down Hollywood. Otherwise, its an okay movie to watch, you will be laughing a lot versus being oooed and aahhhed.
Not to mention, I'm surprised Uma Thurman was Medusa in this movie. Where you guys surprise too? I guess because she had the perfect figure and I wonder, if she does comes back as Medusa as a stand alone movie, it will be exciting and entertaining and something that I would look forward to watch. Not mention, I got lost of where that lady came from when she took Annebeth (Athena's daughter)...